Why You Should Attend

If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute in a neutral forum and enforcing any subsequent award.  However, the resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context.  In many ways, arbitration offers more choices than litigation. What is the appropriate place of arbitration?  Under which rules should you arbitrate? How many arbitrators should you have? Which arbitrator should you choose? How can you make the proceeding more efficient?  This program will address these and other critical issues and give you the information you need to successfully navigate the international arbitration process.  Join our exceptional faculty of experienced practitioners for instruction on the most current and important topics in this fast-growing field.  If you handle any aspects of international arbitration or mediation for your clients or company, you will not want to miss this conference.

What You Will Learn

  • Current issues in international arbitration
  • The international arbitrator’s point of view
  • Pitfalls to avoid with fact witnesses and experts
  • Practical tips for winning your cases

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and other professionals who are involved in the arbitration of international disputes.


PLI New York


9:00 AM EDT Opening Remarks

John Fellas

9:15 AM EDT Current Issues in International Arbitration

  • Security for costs and the award of costs
  • Obtaining third party funding
  • The impact of the Prague Rules on international arbitration
  • Addressing concerns about cybersecurity
  • Recent developments in the United States, including Schein v. Archer & White, and Daesang
  • Recent Developments at NYIAC
  • Diversity in international arbitration

Hagit Muriel Elul, John Fellas, Lucila (Luli) I. M. Hemmingsen, Dana MacGrath, Rekha Rangachari, Galina Zukova

10:45 AM EDT Networking Break

11:00 AM EDT International Arbitrators’ Point of View

  • Practical tips for counsel
  • Pet peeves of international arbitrators
  • What do arbitrators find to be effective advocacy?
  • How do arbitrators make their decisions?

(Skills credit for NY attorneys)

Charles C. Adams, Jr., Hilary Heilbron QC, Eric A. Schwartz, Laurence Shore, Eduardo Zuleta

12:30 PM EDT Lunch

Featured Speaker
Professor Jack J. Coe, Jr.

Credit will not be offered for this session

1:45 PM EDT How China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative Impacts International Arbitration

  • What is China’s belt and road initiative?
  • What types of disputes will arise from China’s belt and road initiative?
  • How will arbitration play a role?

Panel Leader: Krystal Lee
Speakers: Chiann Bao, Wesley Pang

2:45 PM EDT The Standpoint of International Arbitral Institutions

  • What arbitration rule changes are being considered by the institutions?
  • Do the institutions anticipate growth in any particular areas or industries?
  • Have the steps taken by the institutions to reduce the time and costs of arbitration been successful?
  • Could further stepds be taken to reduce the time and costs of arbitration?
  • What is the experience of the institutions with summary adjudication, emergency arbitrators, and challenges to arbitrators?
  • What steps are the institutions taking to promote diversity in arbitration?

Panel Leader: Monique Sasson
Speakers: John Fellas, Alexander G. Fessas, Luis M. Martinez, Wesley Pang, Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

4:00 PM EDT Networking Break

4:15 PM EDT Tips from Leading International Arbitration Advocates

  • Preparing the statements of claimant and defense
  • Preparing memorials and witness statements
  • Delivering opening statements and closing arguments at the hearings
  • Cross examination at the hearings

(Skills credit for NY attorneys)

 Michelangelo Cicogna, Mark McNeill, Wendy Miles QC, David Roney, Ank Santens, Michael Young QC

5:30 PM EDT Adjourn

  • Event Details
  • Location: New York
  • Start Date: 10/06/2019 9:00 am
  • End Date: 10/06/2019 5:30 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Ank Santens, Chiann Bao, Dana MacGrath, Galina Zukova, Hagit Elul, Hilary Heilbron QC, Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Krystal Lee, Lucila I. M. Hemmingsen, Monique Sasson, Rekha Rangachari, Wendy Miles QC